Cervical (adjective)

  1. Relating to the neck or the cervix (the lower, narrow end of the uterus).
  2. Of or located in the neck region.

Origin:

From the latin word "cervix" meaning "neck" or "back of the neck".

Examples:

  1. Cervical cancer is a cancer that starts in the cervix.
  2. The patient was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis, a degenerative condition of the cervical spine.
  3. The cervical vertebrae are the bones that support the head and the neck.
  4. Cervical screening tests are used to detect abnormal cells in the cervix, which can lead to cervical cancer.
  5. Cervical mucus changes throughout a woman's menstrual cycle, and can be used as a marker for ovulation.
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